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  1. Updates for Friday 22 July 2016
  2. Taoiseach Enda Kenny says there will be no hard border between NI and Republic post-Brexit
  3. Band bus destroyed in arson attack at Orange hall
  4. Picture: Binevenagh Mountain, County Londonderry (by Eoin McConnell)

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By Erinn Kerr and Fiona Murray

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It's time to close our Northern Ireland live page for this evening. We hope you have a pleasant and safe weekend. Unfortunately there is an ongoing incident in Munich, Germany, you can follow the unfolding events here.

DUP at odds with MPs 'personal view' on breastfeeding

 The DUP has distanced itself from remarks over breastfeeding made by one of its most senior MPs.  

Sammy Wilson, MP

East Antrim MP Sammy Wilson claimed it would amount to exhibitionism if women members of Parliament were allowed to breastfeed in the House of Commons.  

Police warning on 'Met' phone scam

The PSNI are warning the public about a phone scam by someone claiming to be from the Metropolitan Police Service.  


 A spokesperson says  "at least one victim has lost a substantial amount of money."

A very clear warning from PSNI in Portaferry

Shopping centre shooting: Advice issued to British and Irish in Munich

Munich shooting

The BBC has live coverage of the developing situation in Munich where reports are emerging of a shooting at a shopping centre.

Timm Kraeft

German police say several people have been killed.

Irish medium schools funding restored

The Department of Education (DE) has restored funding for special needs units at two Irish-medium primary schools.

Scoil an Droichid

Former education minister John O'Dowd had granted the funding but that decision was overturned in June with the department saying there was no funding available.  

PSNI issue scrambler warning following Belfast death

Following the death of Belfast mother-of-three Valerie Armstrong, the PSNI have told the public that unless they are properly equipped, taxed and insured - quads and scramblers are restricted to 'off-road' use only. 

Colin Glen

Traffic delays in Portadown

The Boss, a princess and a president

Princess Anne, has been attending the Dublin Horse Show. She watched the event in the company of the Irish President, Michael D Higgins.   


The Boss - Bruce Springsteen - was also there

Road reopens after fatal accident

DUP: No grounds for border poll

"The grounds to call a border poll are very clear and they have not been met," a DUP spokesperson said.

Irish border

The party says "such a poll would be a distraction however to the important issues facing Northern Ireland" and would lead to calls for further polls.   

Woman sexually assaulted in Kilkeel

A woman has been sexually assaulted in Kilkeel. It happened in the Mourne Park area at teatime yesterday. A man grabbed her and pulled her to the ground before sexually assaulting her.


Online retailer Amazon sets up NI delivery network

Online retailer Amazon is to extend its in-house delivery network to Northern Ireland from next week.

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The delivery centre will be at the Kilroot Business Park in Carrickfergus, County Antrim.  

Delays continue after broken down lorry cleared

Former MEP says Republic of Ireland 'likely to exit' EU

Former UUP MEP Lord Kilclooney says it is likely that the Republic of Ireland will exit the EU the same day as the UK. He was responding to remarks made by the Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness that he cannot see a Common Travel Area between the UK and Ireland post Brexit. 

Lord Kilclooney

Lord Kilclooney added Martin McGuinness "assumes that the RoI will remain in the EU and thus shows neither vision or realism".

Called about a virus? Just hang up say the PSNI

Speculation on Irish border poll 'unhelpful' says first minister

Brexit: Irish border poll speculation unhelpful says Arlene Foster

Lorry overturns at Nutts Corner

Nutts Corner roundabout in Dundrod is closed due to an overturned lorry. The PSNI are advising motorists to avoid the area. 

Overturned lorry

Broken down lorry slows traffic in Belfast

Building partially collapses in Hollywood

Bus was burned outside Orange hall

Our reporter Sara Girvin has been to Dervock, County Antrim, where a bus belonging to a local flute band was destroyed in a fire.

Dervock bus
Dervock bus

UUP call on Sammy Wilson to withdraw controversial remarks on breastfeeding

The UUP is calling for DUP MP Sammy Wilson to withdraw remarks he made on breastfeeding. 

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The East Antrim MP described breastfeeding as "voyeurism" in the House of Commons, then when challenged on the BBC's Nolan Show changed the description to "exhibitionism".

Donemana: Man killed in crash

A man in his 20s has died after the car he was travelling in struck a bridge on the Longland Road in Donemana shortly after 07:00 this morning. 

Road closed sign

Another man who was also in the car has been taken to hospital. His injuries are not thought to be life threatening.  The Longland Road remains closed between Cumber Road and Ballyarton Road.

Enda Kenny: 'No hard border'

Brexit: No hard border between NI and Republic says Kenny

Councillor says bus fire was 'attack on community'

UUP councillor Darryl Wilson has claimed the fire which destroyed a bus belonging to the Dervock Young Defenders, and some of their instruments, was started deliberately.

Darryl Wilson

NI-born MP in Corbyn "bully claim"

A Northern Ireland born Labour MP has accused Jeremy Corbyn of threatening to use his father - a former Sinn Féin councillor - in an attempt to "bully me into submission".

Conor McGinn, MP

Camlough man Conor McGinn claimed the Labour leader proposed phoning his father after an interview in which he said Mr Corbyn needed to "reach out beyond his comfort zone."  A spokesperson for Mr Corbyn said the comments were "untrue".

Ulster Carpets buys English business

No 'hard border' says Taoiseach

There "will not be a hard border" on the island of Ireland in the wake of the UK's withdrawal from the EU, the Taoiseach (Irish prime minister) has said.

Enda Kenny

Enda Kenny was speaking at a meeting of the British-Irish Council in Cardiff on today.

Border discussed at British-Irish Council

The future of the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic after the UK leaves the EU has been discussed at a specially convened meeting of the British-Irish Council in Cardiff. 

Post British-Irish Council meeting

Not a great day but don't despair - should get better

Lorry overturned at Nutts Corner

Lost a Canadian passport in Omagh?

UFU meet Brexit minister

The Ulster Farmers’ Union deputy president Ivor Ferguson and UFU chief executive Wesley Aston have met with the Minister of State for Exiting the European Union, David Jones MP. 

UFU chiefs meet Brexit minister

Speaking after the meeting Mr Ferguson said: “We took the opportunity to explain the UFU’s key principles of support for agriculture and trade in relation to the UK exiting the EU and the minster was very receptive to what we had to say."

In the Temple for Peace and Health...

Diesel spill in Doagh

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All-Ireland SFC qualifiers: Derry close in on quarter-final place

Derry aim for a first All-Ireland quarter-final since 2007 when they take on Tipperary in Round 4A of the qualifiers at Breffni Park on Saturday.

Mark Lynch
Press Eye

The Oak Leafers have named an unchanged starting XV after last week's win over Cavan, which followed hard-fought victories over Louth and Meath.

Residents anger as last bank branch closes

Breastfeeding 'voyeurism' says Sammy Wilson